Because knees are weight-bearing joints, they are commonly affected by OA. If you have OA in your knees, they may feel stiff, swollen, and painful—making it difficult to walk, climb, and get in and out of chairs and bathtubs.
Hips support the weight of the body while enabling movement of the lower body. If you have OA in your hips, you may have difficulty moving, bending, and dressing. In addition to pain and stiffness in the hips, you may also have pain in your groin, inner thigh, and knees.
Fingers and Hands
When OA occurs in hands and fingers, you may experience stiffness, numbness, and aching. Other symptoms of hand and finger OA include Heberden's nodes CLOSE Heberden’s nodes: small bony knobs that appear on the end joints of fingers. and Bouchards's nodes. CLOSE Bouchards’s nodes: small bony knobs that appear on the middle joints of fingers.
If you have OA of the spine, you may experience stiffness and pain in the neck or lower back. Sometimes, arthritis-related changes in the spine can put pressure on the nerves, causing weakness or numbness in your arms or legs.